# Math Homework For Kindergarten: How To Help Your Child

If you have a young child of kindergarten age then you may wish to encourage them to start learning math. Of course, at such a young age you can’t expect them to have developed highly skilled mathematical capabilities; however, it is possible to encourage children to be interested in the subject, and thus develop skills at a young age.

If you can give your child a head start in life then when they go on to regular school, they may already be proficient at the necessary skills needed at that age. This may enable them to quickly develop and pick up any new mathematical skills.

Ultimately, by teaching your child good techniques at a young age, it can potentially last them right through their education, and further into their career as an adult.

### Brush up on your own mathematical skills

If you want to help your child with mathematical homework, then it is a good idea to brush up on your own mathematical skills. For example, you want to be sure that you know the basic times tables, so you can act as a positive role model for your child.

As we get older, it is easy for our brains to slow down and, therefore, not necessarily be quite as sharp to work out answers as quickly as when we were younger. This is particularly true if your career does not necessarily involve a great deal of math. So, whilst you may once have been quite quick at working out sums at school, you may notice a sharp decline as you get older.

By trying to brush up on your skills, you make it easier for yourself when it comes to helping your child with their own work. Furthermore, they’ll be more likely to want emulate you if you are good at mathematics or, alternatively, they may not necessarily see the point in trying hard if you don’t have the skills yourself.

### Buy your child number-based toys

For children of a younger age, it can be a good idea to buy educational toys, especially those that are number based. These can help to develop useful skills, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Furthermore, it will help to reinforce the positive side of mathematics, thus helping to encourage your child to try hard at the subject because they enjoy it. You can even play with the toys with them and help to teach them as you go along.